Monday, October 8, 2012

... the four great psychotherapists who inspire my work ... (life coach, counselor, psychotherapist, clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, quezon city, manila, philippines)

psychology students from rizal technological university dropped by my clinic for a quick chitchat on my work as a psychotherapist.

Dynehgre Casasola, Sheryl Cayaco, Charmaine Garcia, 
Rona Mae Hiponia, Janine Lagrama, and Joyce Ann Pabello

if i were to go back in time and redo my training as a psychotherapist, i would most definitely make ericksonian hypnotherapy the foundation of my training.  

let me introduce to you four great psychotherapists who have significantly influenced the way i practice psychotherapy today:

dr. milton erickson
psychiatrist and medical hypnotherapist.  

from dr. milton erickson, i learned 
not to just talk to people, but to communicate 
with people's subconscious minds.  

dr. fritz perls
psychiatrist and founder of gestalt therapy

from dr. fritz perls, i learned to help people let go of their emotional baggage, so they can truly and fully live in the 'here and now.'

dr. irwin yalom
psychiatrist and pioneer of existential psychotherapy.

from dr. irwin yalom, i learned to help people find 
deep personal meaning to their 
fleeting earthly existence.  

dr. alexander lowen
psychiatrist and pioneer of bioenergetic analysis.

and from dr. alexander lowen, i learned 
to help people experience an integration of 
body, mind, emotions, and soul.  

to all budding psychotherapists,

make drs. erickson and perls,
drs. yalom and lowen
your friends.

soak yourselves in their teachings
and be inspired by them.

wear their minds
as you facilitate
deep, lasting, and positive change
in the people you help.